Venegas focuses on Mexican privilege and gender, exploring howher subject—the wife of one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs in Mexico—submits, with a perfectionist touch, social and aesthetic ideals portrayed through a scrim of light and dust in Northern Mexico.The Tijuana represented by international media– chaotic and dangerous, that despite its socio-economic and cultural emergence of recent years, does not decide to leave the third world and remains in the list of risk and misfortune-is not referenced in this series. Instead Venegas has focused on how power can isolate and reconfigure situations creating environments that when viewed from the outside, can appear to be mere illusion and contradiction.
MARIA ELVIA DE HANK SERIES
@Shoshana Wayne Gallery (East Gallery)
2525 Michigan Ave. B1 / Santa Monica, CA 90404 / 310 453 7535
June 5 – August 28, 2010
Opening: Saturday June 5, 1 – 5:30pm